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Alec Martinez Is Doing The “Right” Thing Well For LA Kings

LA Kings defenseman Alec Martinez
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

EL SEGUNDO, CA — After learning that right wing Justin Williams’ eye injury was already on the mend and that he would recover fully, media turned much of their focus on the play of defenseman Alec Martinez, who has played well despite moving to the right side.

But what made almost as much news was that head coach Darryl Sutter was rather effusive with praise for Martinez.

Normally, Sutter is more than reticent to offer praise for an individual player, always emphasizing that it takes more than one player for the team to be successful.

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Frozen Royalty Audio/Video: Lewis, Martinez and Sutter Off-Day Interviews, November 5, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On November 5, the Los Angeles Kings held an optional skate and most players stayed off the ice, choosing to work out off the ice and recover from their five-game road trip.

Alec Martinez, Trevor Lewis, Justin Williams and head coach Darryl Sutter spoke to the media. You can listen to the interview with Martinez and watch interviews with Lewis and Sutter below.

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Frozen Royalty Audio/Video: San Jose Sharks Toss 4-Goal Wrench Into LA Kings Stanley Cup Banner Raising Party

LA Kings 2014 Stanley Cup banner was raised to
the rafters at Staples Center in Los Angeles
on October 8, 2014.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Like they did after the raised their 2012 Stanley Cup Championship banner, the Los Angeles Kings came out flat after they raised their 2014 Stanley Cup Championship banner on October 8, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the San Jose Sharks made easy work of the Kings in a 4-0 win.

Whether or not the Kings were distracted by the festivities may never be known—they denied that after the game. In any case, they were flat and not close to being in synch, making it easy for the Sharks to pick them apart.

Frozen Royalty caught up with defenseman Alec Martinez, winger Dustin Brown and head coach Darryl Sutter after the game. You can also listen to a “state of the league” press conference with National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, and see a quick video of the Kings 2014 Stanley Cup banner being raised.

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LA Kings 2014 Training Camp: Day 2 – The Hunger To Win It All Again, Or Just To Redeem Oneself

Center Mike Richards spoke to the media on Day 2 of the
Los Angeles Kings 2014 training camp on September 20, 2014,
at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — With defenseman Drew Doughty still a no-show on the ice at the Los Angeles Kings 2014 training camp due to an upper body injury and with players and coaches refusing to comment on the status of Kyle Clifford (wrist), Jonathan Quick (wrist), and Jarret Stoll (hip), who are all recovering from off-season surgery, the story lines for Day 2 of the Kings training camp sounded a lot like they did for Day 1.

However, some new tidbits surfaced, including a commitment each player made before they all went their separate ways for the summer.

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